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CMS strengthens its lead­er­ship team in CEE
Nedeljko Vel­is­avljević pro­moted to CEE Part­ner
Mia Kala­jdžić and Saša Sodja pro­moted to part­ner; Irena Šik Bukovnik pro­moted...
Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia are each pro­mot­ing one seni­or as­so­ci­ate to part­ner, and CMS Slov­e­nia is also pro­mot­ing one to coun­sel. Mia Kala­jdžić, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the em­ploy­ment as well as the real es­tate and con­struc­tion teams in Croa­tia, will now head the Croa­tian Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group. Saša Sodja, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the cor­por­ate and M&A team in Slov­e­nia, will now head the Slov­e­ni­an Cor­por­ate and M&A Prac­tice. Irena Šik Bukovnik from Slov­e­nia has been pro­moted to coun­sel and will con­tin­ue to fo­cus on bank­ing and fin­ance and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia Kala­jdžić has close to a total of 10 years’ ex­per­i­ence and six years of post-qual­i­fic­a­tion ex­per­i­ence, mostly in em­ploy­ment law mat­ters, ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al groups and com­pan­ies on the full scope of em­ploy­ment and la­bour mat­ters, wheth­er they arise from daily work or from trans­ac­tion­al and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia’s as­sist­ance to the man­age­ment board mem­bers and HR de­part­ments is of­ten stra­tegic, in­clud­ing high level of im­ple­ment­a­tion­al and op­er­a­tion­al sup­port. CMS Croa­tia is Mia’s first law firm. Saša Sodja is a leg­al pro­fes­sion­al with more than 15 years of hands-on ex­per­i­ence ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al and loc­al cli­ents in the leg­al sec­tor. She has played an act­ive role in most of the loc­al and cross-bor­der cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions as well as mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions en­gage­ments handled by the Slov­e­ni­an team. Saša provides all-round sup­port and ad­vice to cli­ents from vari­ous in­dus­tries all the way from or­gan­ising and man­aging an M&A deal team to post-mer­ger in­teg­ra­tions. On top of reg­u­lar leg­al en­gage­ments, Saša is also in­volved in activ­it­ies that are shap­ing the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of our firm such as sus­tain­able busi­ness, a ment­or­ship pro­gramme and last but not least di­git­al­isa­tion. CMS Slov­e­nia has also pro­moted Irena Šik Bukovnik to the po­s­i­tion of coun­sel for the firm in its Bank­ing & Fin­ance prac­tice. Irena is a long-serving law­yer with CMS. She has more than 10 years of work­ing ex­per­i­ence in the leg­al branch, is a hold­er of an LL.M. from the Uni­versity of Vir­gin­ia School of Law and is a mem­ber of the New York State Bar. Irena has ex­pert­ise in bank­ing & fin­ance, in­solv­ency & re­struc­tur­ing.Com­ment­ing on the ap­point­ments, Gregor Famira, Man­aging Part­ner of both CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia, said: “With these pro­mo­tions we are ac­know­ledging high mo­tiv­a­tion, ex­em­plary know-how, team spir­it, in­nov­at­ive mind­sets and a cli­ent-fo­cused ap­proach—the qual­it­ies CMS is look­ing for in their fu­ture lead­ers. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all three of them.”Mia Kala­jdžić com­men­ted: “I see my pro­mo­tion to the po­s­i­tion of part­ner as an hon­our and a re­spons­ib­il­ity, both to­wards our cli­ents and my CMS team. I very much look for­ward to my fu­ture path in the firm and am ex­cited about the chal­lenges ahead.”Saša Sodja said: “I see my ap­point­ment as part­ner not just as an hon­our but also as re­cog­ni­tion that I have the trust both of my team as well as my su­per­i­ors and the wider CMS net­work. I'm ready for the fu­ture: I ex­pect to see changes in the way law firms op­er­ate and, hav­ing be­come a part­ner, I am de­lighted that I will be able to play an even great­er part in this.”
CMS ap­points Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­ficer
Frank­furt, 11 Janu­ary 2022
New Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or for CMS
Frank­furt, 29 Ju­ly 2021
Astrid Valek has taken over the man­age­ment of both Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment...
Since spring 2021, CMS Aus­tria has been present­ing it­self un­der the motto Fu­ture Fa­cing as part of a new glob­al CMS strategy. Astrid Valek, who joins CMS Aus­tria in a dual lead­er­ship po­s­i­tion, will play...
Es­th­er Brand­ner-Richter en­trus­ted with CMS hu­man re­sources man­age­ment for...
As an in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial law firm, CMS provides com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice and ac­cord­ingly also sup­ports cli­ents in all fu­ture is­sues. Es­th­er Brand­ner-Richter re­cently took over as Head of Hu­man Re­sources...
CMS named CEE Law Firm of the Year at Cham­bers Europe Awards 2021
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Cham­bers Europe Awards, where CMS has once again been re­cog­nised as the lead­ing law firm in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe. The Cham­bers...
CMS ad­vises CA Immo on the cross-bor­der sale of the Zagrebtower
CMS Vi­enna and CMS Zagreb demon­strate CMS’s spe­cial ex­pert­ise in cross-bor­der trans­ac­tions while ad­vising CA Immo on the sale of the Zagrebtower to the Aus­tri­an real es­tate com­pany S IMMO AG. Part­ner...
CMS an­nounces glob­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.426bn
Sig­ni­fic­ant in­vest­ments in­clude Lupl, an open in­dustry plat­form, which has the po­ten­tial to trans­form the col­lab­or­a­tion between law firms and leg­al de­part­ments, and ex­pand­ing the firm­'s foot­print in Afri­caRanked...
The world’s first open in­dustry plat­form for law­yers launches
The world’s first open in­dustry plat­form for law­yers launches  •    Lupl is a first-in-kind part­ner­ship between ma­jor glob­al com­pan­ies and law firms •    The plat­form has com­menced private...
Mar­ija Zrno pro­moted to part­ner at CMS Zagreb
With Mar­ija Zrno’s ap­point­ment at the be­gin­ning of the year, CMS’s Zagreb of­fice has gained a new part­ner with ex­pert­ise and ex­per­i­ence in cor­por­ate, com­pet­i­tion and data pro­tec­tion law. With sev­en...
When a Law Firm Turns in­to a Stage for Start-ups: CMS Event on the Top­ic...
In the frame­work of its CMS start-up ini­ti­at­ive, CMS in Vi­enna is ready to sup­port young en­tre­pren­eurs 365 days a year. At the “Of­fi­cial Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Re­cep­tion by CMS” hos­ted on 1 June...